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LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Central Virginia.

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Central Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release www.solarizeva.org Central Virginia – The Solarize Virginia program returns May 3 to June 30 to Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Greene County, Loudoun County, Madison County, Orange County, and Rappahannock County.  Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable read more...

LEAP and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope Program Partner to Put Time-Served City Residents Back Into the Workforce

LEAP and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope Program Partner to Put Time-Served City Residents Back Into the Workforce


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA Over the last couple of months, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope program have collaborated to place two local residents with lived criminal justice experience into new careers as Retrofit Technicians, helping to weatherize local residents’ homes. Despite COVID-19, read more...

Dominion Energy Virginia Awards EnergyShare Grant for Piedmont Region

Dominion Energy Virginia Awards EnergyShare Grant for Piedmont Region


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release More Than 50 Low-Income Homes in Greater Charlottesville Area to Receive Energy-Efficiency, HVAC Upgrades Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is excited to announce a new grant award from Dominion Energy Virginia to reduce energy usage in low-income households and enhance workforce development in the Greater Charlottesville read more...

Charlottesville Gas Partnership with LEAP Helps Residents Save Money and Prepare for Winter

Charlottesville Gas Partnership with LEAP Helps Residents Save Money and Prepare for Winter


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program Provides No-Cost Home Energy Improvements Charlottesville, VA – The Charlottesville Department of Utilities continues to provide the community with energy conservation programs that both improve the environment and lower utility bills.  As part of its commitment to the community, Utilities offers the Charlottesville Gas Energy read more...

The Intersection of Affordable Housing and Home Energy Efficiency

The Intersection of Affordable Housing and Home Energy Efficiency


by Chris Meyer, LEAP Executive Director I’m now a couple of weeks into my role as the Executive Director at LEAP – diving into the energy efficiency world with gusto. The more I’ve been learning about energy efficiency, the more I’ve seen how it is linked to solving two problems many cities in Virginia read more...

2019 Tour de Solar: Charlottesville Orgs and Residents Ride Around Town for Rooftop Solar Tour

2019 Tour de Solar: Charlottesville Orgs and Residents Ride Around Town for Rooftop Solar Tour


***PRESS RELEASE*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottesville, Virginia – Local organizations team up to host Tour de Solar: a community bike ride of solar installations in the downtown area. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) was thrilled to co-host the Tour de Solar event on Saturday, June 1, with the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3), the read more...